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How Sweet It Is In Early Youth

How sweet it is in early youth

Author: William H. Bathurst
Tune: [Jesus, my King, with thorn crowned brow]
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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1 How sweet it is in early youth
To tread the sacred paths of truth;
From sin’s deceitful snares to run,
And find a heaven on earth begun.

2 How happy is the soul that knows
What perfect peace and calm repose
A gracious Father deigns to give
To them who by His precepts live!

3 Forbid it, Lord, that we should stray
Far distant from Thy holy way;
Or so deceived and thoughtless be,
As to love pleasure more than Thee.

4 Though fools may make a mock at sin,
O teach us wisely to begin
To seek the safe and narrow road
That leads to happiness and God.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10473

Author: William H. Bathurst

Bathurst, William Hiley , M.A., son of the Rt. Hon. Charles Bragge (afterwards Bathurst) some time M.P. for Bristol, born at Clevedale, near Bristol, Aug. 28, 1796, and educated at Winchester, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1818. From 1820 to 1852 he held the Rectory of Barwick-in-Elmet, near Leeds. Resigning the Rectory in the latter year, through his inability to reconcile his doctrinal views with the Book of Common Prayer, he retired into private life, and died at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, Nov. 25, 1877. His works include, The Georgics of Virgil: Translated by W. H. B., 1849; Metrical Musings; or, Thoughts on Sacred Subjects in Verse, 1849; and Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, 1831 (2nd ed. 1842). This last… Go to person page >

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First Line: How sweet it is in early youth
Title: How Sweet It Is In Early Youth
Author: William H. Bathurst
Source: Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use (London: Hatchard and Sons, 1831)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10473
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